Resource Links

These links guide you to state and national organization websites, which provide a vast amount of information regarding support and services for professional interpreters, Deaf, Hard-Of-Hearing, and Deaf-Blind individuals.

RID strives to advocate for best practices in interpreting, professional development for practitioners, and for the highest standards in the provisions of interpreting services for diverse users of languages that are signed or spoken.

Code of Professional Conduct- RID and NAD co-authored the ethical code of conduct for interpreters. At the core of this code of conduct are the seven tenets, which are followed by guiding principles and illustrations.

Standard Practice Papers- RID’s Standard Practice Papers (SPPs) articulate the consensus of the membership in outlining standard practices and positions on various interpreting roles and issues.

PARID is the Pennsylvania Chapter of RID. It is the mission of PARID to provide state and local forums and an organizational structure for the continued growth and development of the profession of interpretation and transliteration of American Sign Language and English.

PARID Events- A list of sponsored conferences and events for interpreters is found at their website.

ODHH is an office within the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry that serves all 67 counties. ODHH is your first stop on the path to learn about anything and everything related to hearing loss, such as services, technology, sign language interpreters, or laws that require equal access for people who are deaf, deaf-blind, or hard of hearing.

ODHH Resources- This is a searchable directory that provides state resources for numerous needs for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf-Blind in the state.

Pennsylvania Registered Interpreter ACT 57 - This is the state law that explains the requirements and regulations to work as a registered state interpreter.

NAD is the nation’s premier civil rights organization of, by and for deaf and hard of hearing individuals in the United States of America.

Under the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, the ODP Mission is to support Pennsylvanians with developmental disabilities to achieve greater independence, choice and opportunity in their lives.

On their website, there is a Resource Guide for Supporting Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing Individuals. It assists with providing a list of services and resources such as sign language dictionaries, device apps, communication technology, glossary of terms and much more.